Quote of the Day – March 10 2013

“The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you’ll do yourself a service.”
― Stephen Sondheim

 

Yet we do censor ourselves or I do, not only when I write but when I speak as well. I used to say it was because I didn’t want to offend. It is only relatively recently that I realized it has more to do with avoidance of conflict and over concern with what people think of me. Slowly this is changing and my authenticity grows. Still tho I find particularly with those closest I do them and myself the disservice of not speaking my truth and then harbouring resentments in order to have peace in the home.  Still each day I find my voice more. The strange thing is the more i communicate what I have problems with the more alternatives I can find to solutions and the more I unknot. What other areas is this happening in?
Blessings, G

 

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  1. Good post. I can identify with this as I also tend to internally censor as a means of conflict avoidance and a desire not to offend. I worry far to much about what I think others will think, when really that shouldn’t be the case.

    1. The thing I realize more and more is how this is actually a disservice to the ones we believe we are avoiding causing conflict with
      Thank you for your comment

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